Adding annotations

Adding annotations to a sequence can be done in two ways:

        Open the sequence in a sequence view (double-click in the Navigation Area) | make a selection covering the part of the sequence you want to annotate11.1 | right-click the selection | Add Annotation (Image add_annotation_16_n_p)

   or  Select a sequence in the Navigation Area and right-click on the file name | Hold the mouse over "Show" to enable a list of options | Annotation table (Image annotationeditor_16_n_p) | right click anywhere in the annotation table | select Add Annotation (Image add_annotation_16_n_p)

This will display a dialog like the one in figure 11.13.

Image add_annotation
Figure 11.13: The Add Annotation dialog.

The left-hand part of the dialog lists a number of Annotation types. When you have selected an annotation type, it appears in Type to the right. You can also select an annotation directly in this list. Choosing an annotation type is mandatory. If you wish to use an annotation type which is not present in the list, simply enter this type into the Type field 11.2.

The right-hand part of the dialog contains the following text fields:

Click OK to add the annotation.

Note! The annotation will be included if you export the sequence in GenBank, Swiss-Prot or CLC format. When exporting in other formats, annotations are not preserved in the exported file.


... annotate11.1
(See Selection on how to make selections that are not contiguous.)
... field11.2
Note that your own annotation types will be converted to "unsure" when exporting in GenBank format. As long as you use the sequence in CLC format, you own annotation type will be preserved